TEACHERS AND SERVICE-LEARNING PROFESSIONALS--
ATTEND THE 2014 SERVICE LEARNING CONFERENCE!

SAVE THE DATE:  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
FROM 8:30 TO 4:30 AT KEAN UNIVERSITY

Use this link to register:  https://khatcher.wufoo.com/forms/xp7hkwy0nnn22j/

Workshops, Key Note Speaker, Roundtable Discussions, CE Credits, Lunch and Materials for $95.


CONFERENCE WORKSHOP TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS:

Building an ethic of service at your school (during and after the school day)   How do you make service a motivating component of student engagement during and after school? Learn how to incorporate quality service into all areas of the school day to promote deeper student involvement in academics and improve attitudes.  Our tips and tools will help invigorate staff and build a network of support across your building.

Stories from practicing teachers of Creative implementation of Service-Learning:    Learn from an experienced Service-Learning Coach about how her school engages students in community action during school time.  Hear about the successes and challenges of the school’s journey with implementing service-learning. This session includes numerous project ideas, lessons learned, and creative ways to connect service and academics while engaging student voice in taking action in the community.

Youth as Decision-Makers in Service:    Youth have the ability, time, and drive to facilitate change in their community and their world. This workshop highlights the creativity and influence youth can have through service to impact other youth, themselves, and beyond. Learn the benefits of giving youth the opportunity to share their voice to make a difference.  *Note this workshop will be given by youth presenters.*

STEM and service-learning:    Teaching science, technology, engineering, and math through projects that address community issues equips students to become more competitive in the global workforce, develop leadership skills, and spark a young person's lifelong exploration of STEM and community engagement. This provides youth the opportunity to engage in hands-on, collaborative, and higher-level activities with their peers and experts in the community.

Introduction to Service-Learning:    This session provides the basics of the service-learning process and shares tools for connecting academics and service. Network with peers and explore this student-centered teaching and learning strategy in which students address community needs and share their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Learn about the four types of service and go beyond fundraisers and canned food drives for student-driven projects that give them purpose and promote content mastery.

Service-Learning as a Vehicle for implementing the Common Core:    Preparing students for life beyond school, teaching them to solve problems through inquiry and analysis, and developing their understanding of real-world issues are goals central to both the Common Core State Standards and service-learning. Learn from experienced service-learning practitioners how to implement the standards and use this strategy to develop the skills and knowledge young people need to be successful.

Students as Volunteers: Effective Partnerships between Schools and Nonprofits:   The number of students searching for volunteer opportunities is at an all-time high.  Learn tools and tactics for launching and maintaining effective partnerships with nonprofit organizations, allowing you to support your students as they make a difference through direct service and leadership.

Incorporating Youth Empowerment into Academics:   
This session will help you develop a lens for viewing service as a natural component of student-centered academics. We'll explore how to frame essential questions that give students ownership and still meet academic requirements. Learn about different entry points for service-learning and tools for guiding kids' empathy, social responsibility, and desire to contribute to a better community.

PBL (Project Based Learning) and Service:   Project Based Learning is a hands-on, student-directed learning strategy that challenges students to solve a problem and demonstrate their solution in a performance to an outside audience. We'll show you how natural it is to combine this strategy with service-learning by helping students direct their problem-solving efforts toward addressing a real-world issue through service. We'll share lots of tips and examples for using PBL with service.

Preparing students for 21st Century success through community-based problem-solving and action:    Connecting students to community develops their college and career readiness skills and gives them a purpose for their service. Through diverse community experiences, students gain awareness of needs and resources and use their voice and problem-solving skills to take action.  This workshop provides tools and examples of how to guide students to take hands-on action in their community and develop 21st Century Skills in the process.

Youth as Decision-Makers in Service:    Youth have the ability, time, and drive to facilitate change in their community and their world. This workshop highlights the creativity and influence youth can have through service to impact other youth, themselves, and beyond. Learn the benefits of giving youth the opportunity to share their voice to make a difference.  *Note this workshop will be given by youth presenters.*

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For more information, contact Karen Hatcher, Director of Youth Programming, NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Awards  Phone:  908-797-4649  Email:  Karen@sianj.com

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